Monday, April 6, 2015

How Do Liberals Get That Way?

There are so many things wrong with liberals, it’s difficult to know where to begin. For instance, how is it they think so highly of themselves while at the same time thinking so little of America?

Liberals like to boast that they care about blacks, illegal aliens and the poor, here at home, and about Palestinians in the Middle East. But why? By and large, blacks despise whites. Moreover, it’s blacks who commit an overabundance of violent crime in this country, so why coddle them? For their part, illegal aliens have no business even being here. The only reason we have to concern ourselves with them is because they broke our law and took cuts in front of all the other people around the world trying to get here in accordance with the rules.

When it comes to the poor in this country, they are nearly always those who spurned education in favor of drugs, crime, welfare and having babies out of wedlock. For their part, the Palestinians, who have given nothing to the world, and have actually chosen to be governed by terrorists don’t believe in any of the things that liberals claim to cherish, such as free speech, religious tolerance and women’s rights. In addition, in their constant war with Israel -- a western style democracy that not only extends equal rights to women and gays, but to its own Arab population – the Palestinians intentionally fire missiles at Jewish civilians while using their own women and children as hostages.

I might understand it if liberals merely conned themselves into believing they are nicer and more compassionate than conservatives, if only because they’ve claimed it for so long, it would be a miracle if by this time they didn’t accept it on faith. But studies have shown that they contribute less time and money to charity than those they demean as cruel and heartless.

What I don’t get is how they’ve managed to convince themselves they’re more intelligent than the rest of us. These people are so dumb they actually fall for every hoax that comes down the pike. The first of these was global warming. But when Mother Nature refused to play along, they renamed it climate change, to explain why the weather was different today than it was yesterday and how, if left unchecked, it would inevitably lead to the end of the world.

Another hoax was the one that purported to provide proof that Bill Clinton was the most intelligent president ever, and his wife was the smartest woman in the universe. Based on the fact that Bill couldn’t even conceal a tawdry little affair with a staffer and that the missus can’t say three words without putting her foot in her mouth four times, it’s rather preposterous to insist they have IQs in the 180s. Cartoonist Steve Kelley recently summed up their disgusting combination of stupidity and arrogance by showing them seated in a restaurant, with her complaining, “I don’t get it…we’ve been here half an hour and haven’t even seen a waiter yet.” The tuxedoed manager replies: “Sorry, Mrs. Clinton. We assumed you brought your own server.”

But, then, how does a party that includes the moronic likes of Barbara Boxer, Al Franken, Patty Murray, Nancy Pelosi, Jim McDermott, Sheila Jackson Lee, Bernie Sanders, Elijah Cummings, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Alan Grayson, Luis Gutierrez and Hank Johnson, get off claiming to have a monopoly on brains?

Speaking of ignorant, Barack Obama has such a limited and naïve take on Israeli politics that he apparently believed that if the Likud Party had been defeated by the Zionist Union Party, Isaac Herzog would have been any more willing than Bibi Netanyahu to make a suicidal two-state deal with those sworn to exterminate the Jews. Just because Obama is dying to cut a deal, no matter how rotten, with Iran, it doesn’t mean that other world leaders are as dangerously gullible.

Obama sees Iran joining with Iraq to fight ISIS and seems to think that makes the mullahs our allies, ignoring the fact that if a nation can be said to have a mantra, Iran’s is “Death to America.”

But, then, there is presidential precedence for such foolishness. Roosevelt apparently mistook the Soviet Union’s joining with us to fight Nazi Germany as proof of Stalin’s good intentions, ignoring the fact that Hitler had broken his mutual defense pact with Stalin by invading the Soviet Union. But then, FDR also turned a deaf ear to Winston Churchill’s warning, not unlike the one Netanyahu delivered to Congress, that the enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend.

When I recently read that blacks have 74 cases of diabetes per 1,000, as opposed to just 36 cases per 1,000 for whites, I pictured Obama, Holder and Sharpton, absorbing those statistics and agreeing it proved that that in America even the diseases are racist.

Meanwhile, In Japan, Burger King’s customers can now buy hamburger-scented cologne for $40 a bottle. You might think that’s pretty pricey for a side order, but if you think about it, it’s actually a bargain if you’re looking to have every dog in Tokyo follow you home.

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